Passivhaus is a challenging international energy and comfort standard, with a uniquely hands-on process of delivery. In many ways it is a formalisation of Max Fordham's approach to building design that has been applied over the past 50 years.

Passivhaus has been shown to deliver buildings with a smaller performance gap between design and reality. It requires a strong buy-in from the whole design team, and environmental engineering is no exception. Having worked on some of the largest and tallest Passivhaus projects in the UK, Max Fordham are comfortable delivering Passivhaus at any scale.

We are familiar with the process and can offer optimised M&E solutions rapidly. We are also experienced in providing the Passivhaus design/planning service and have a team of certified Passivhaus Consultants and Designers.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Passivhaus service or have a project that you'd like us to get involved in, please contact Gwilym Still.

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    Agar Grove is one of the largest and tallest Passivhaus developments in the UK. Phases 1a and 1b have been successfully delivered and achieved Passivhaus certification.
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    Max Fordham's House a new-build three bedroom Passivhaus home on a tight infill site. It goes beyond Passivhaus and has been designed to require zero heating.
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    Cranmer Road (King's College, Cambridge) includes two graduate accommodation buildings, for 59 students, designed to achieve Passivhaus Classic certification, whilst delivering an architecturally refined finish. The client has since commissioned a second Passivhaus student accommodation building, which we are also working on.
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    We're a member of The Passivhaus Trust - the UK organisation leading the way for adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology.